The Class of 2020 from Stanford Lake College enjoyed a rollercoaster of emotions as they enjoyed the traditions of their official last day at school on Friday the 9th of October. It was however Danica Altenroxel who stole the limelight after being awarded with no less than 12 awards.
The ceremony was for the first time due to the Covid-19 regulations streamed live for parents and family to view from the comfort of their own homes and was watched by over 180 people.
The matric class gathered at the Barnyard for the Valediction and Prize Giving Ceremony, where they heard stories of Ubuntu and hope from the guest speaker, Sonja Kruse, as well as fittingly speeches from the headmaster, Alan Redfern, and the head boy and girl.
Many students received awards for their contributions to the school and the formalities were followed by the ceremonious throwing of coloured paint and, of course, jumping in the lake.
The award winners are:
Malaika Mohlaba – Blight Trophy for English Public Speaking
Loomis (one of the three inhouse sports teams) – Gardner Trophy for Inter-House Public Speaking
Akila Ramdharie – Ross van Eetveldt Trophy for Culture
Lia Revelas and Rofhiwa Nevhutalu – Vanner Trophy (awarded to a gr.12 learner who, on the sports field, has shown the qualities of commitment, determination and sportsmanship)
Loomis – Stranack Inter-House Trophy for being the overall winner of all the Inter-House competitions
Danica Altenroxel and Malaika Mohlaba – Ken Shuter Trophy for English Home Language
Malaika Mohlaba – CJ Cassim Trophy for Advanced Programme English
Lia Revelas and Danica Altenroxel – Fenske Trophy for Afrikaans First Additional Language
Danica Altenroxel – Kromberg Trophy for Proficiency in English and Afrikaans
Danica Altenroxel – D’Arcy Herrman Trophy for Accounting
Jamie de Witt – “La Trofia Madera del Arte” award for Visual Arts
Jamie de Witt – Thompson Trophy for Outstanding Artist
Faaria Rhemtula – Morris Trophy for Life Science
Owen Venter – CAT08KAT Trophy for Computer Application Technology
Danica Altenroxel – Information Technology Trophy
Danica Altenroxel – Life Orientation award
Husnaa Dada – Kenney Brokers Trophy for Business Studies
Lia Revelas – Jack Trophy for Geography
Malaika Mohlaba – Waller Trophy for History
Jamie de Witt – Mathematical Literacy award
Danica Altenroxel – Calculus Trophy for Mathematics
Danica Altenroxel – Cassim Trophy for Advanced Programme Mathematics
Danica Altenroxel – Einstein Trophy for Physical Science
Sumehra de Bruyn – Marco Visser Trophy for Exceptional Academic Improvement in Gr.12
Faaria Rhemtula – Da Silva Trophy for Consistent Academic Excellence throughout High School
Danica Altenroxel – Coach House Trophy for the Best Results in the 2020 Preliminary Examinations
Oratile Cheou – Ubuntu Trophy for exceptional service to the community
Margaret Freestone and Akila Ramdharie – King Constantine Medal
Danica Altenroxel – Baleta Trophy (voted for by the whole school) for the learner from any grade who is future-smart, who knows where they are going and how to get there
Danica Altenroxel – Geldenhuys Trophy for a matric learner who has achieved excellence in all spheres of school life, academic, sport and cultural activities
Danica Altenroxel – Jarrod Zamparini Trophy for the matric learner who has most used the opportunities offered to them and in so doing has exemplified the values of the Stanford Lake College
Malaika Mohlaba – Georgina Smit Trophy (Voted for by the matriculants) awarded to a matric learner who by being pro-active, having the courage to stand up for what is right and made a positive contribution to the school Malaika Mohlaba – Amm Trophy (voted for by the whole school) was awarded to a matric learner who has shown the best qualities of care, compassion, honesty, integrity and understanding.